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World on Film: An Introduction
This uniquely engaging and lively textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to international film, from the golden age of European cinema to the contemporary blockbusters of India and Asia, and the post World War II emergence of global film culture.Offers an overview of film culture in European countries such as France, Sweden and Spain, as well as Africa, Hong Kong, ...more
ebook, 464 pages
Published September 23rd 2011 by Wiley-Blackwell
(first published March 8th 2010)
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Feb 15, 2014 J.C. rated it really liked it · review of another edition
Recommended to J.C. by: English 191A: Masterpieces of Cinema
I enjoyed this textbook, it has a very informative and satisfying selection of films from various cultures across the world, and also the very important distinction of global and national cinema is also well established. One of the major ideas behind the book that is continued throughout is how UN-American, or in other words un-Hollywood, the rest of the world is. And at times, how Western culture has taken over other cultures, and the battle that takes place in this culture clash takes place in ...more